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Display Name: Monica_G
Member Since: 2/20/08

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me me me me me!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Thursday Giveaway: Autographed AT Presents Book
5/8/08 02:06 PM

I would replace the handles to the cabinets. Then when you move just screw the old ones back one. I think that would help.

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: How To Make This Kitchen More Up To Date?
5/8/08 11:41 AM

1. Tom and Hilary
2. Family of Four
3. SS Waverly
4. Luca's

I put SS Waverly above Luca's because even though it isn't my personal taste I appreciate the fact that they did something creative and different. Basically had fun with their space.

Apartment Therapy New York | East Finalists: Fantasy League Thread
4/30/08 12:50 PM

I have had a hard time updating the look of my stairs without totally redoing them or blowing my budget. These could really make them pop.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Wednesday Giveaway: 04.30.08
4/30/08 11:31 AM

Olya and TRUE BLUE your both a little right. The edge of the guest bed area comes out at an angle. At the top of the Bed the railing is right next to the bed but by the time you get to the foot of the bed there is about 2.5 feet between the railing and the bed. So if you were to roll out of bed your head would bunk the railing but your body would fall onto the carpeted area between the railing and the bed.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #22: Monica's Seattle Loft
4/25/08 10:50 AM

I would love to live there as an adult!

Apartment Therapy New York | Inspiration: Small Parisian Garden Shed Apartment
4/25/08 09:40 AM

Just as a note on the size I wanted to point out the true square feet I have is 519 but going vertical and adding the lofted areas to the condo gives it another 320 feet of livable feet.

bepsf: Good memory! Yeah as I got into the project I realized I should keep the wood to give some warmth. I just painted over the moldy green on the spokes to a grey. Plus it was MUCH more economical.

davidasposted: As soon as I lay them down that night while I am sleeping she pees on them. I have always tried a shag type rug so maybe I will try your suggestion of a different texture. A flat rug might not bring up that instinct. Good luck adapting to the pet hair life :)

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #22: Monica's Seattle Loft
4/24/08 01:00 PM

I love the circular shelves and the light headboard. Did you get that idea from Readymade? I saw that in one of their first issues and have kept it ever since with the idea that someday I will do that. I love the apt.

Apartment Therapy New York | International #11: Andreas' Minimal Studio
4/24/08 11:14 AM

Crossing fingers!

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: "Sorted!" by Lissanne Oliver
4/24/08 11:01 AM

I also would have liked to see the bedroom or kitchen.

I think you did a great job with the play area. I love that your girl has this place to call her own but it was designed in such a way that if feels like an integral part of the apartment but doesn't take over the apt. Kudos on that.

Apartment Therapy New York | East #31: Pretty Ladies Sweet Petite Home
4/24/08 11:00 AM

You have a lot of original ideas. The test tube spice rack, the herbs in vases, and the material headboard were all out of the box ideas.

I also wished the pics showed what the living room looked like.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #29: J'aime's Light and Shadows
4/23/08 10:12 PM

Hi, thanks for all the comments! This contest was a great incentive to finish all the work on my condo I have been putting off.

The Bed of Death is a perfect way to describe the guest bed. For the record I am a good daughter and take the Bed of Death while my mom gets the main bed. I have tested rolling over the rail and you do have to be rolling at a good force to get over the rail but I will freely admit that the bed does not go into the safe category. You do have to put your knee onto my office desk to comfortably get in the Death Bed.

Sorry about the quality of the photos. I have never wanted a new camera as bad as when I was picking/taking these photos. The walls in real life are a gray/blue as davidasposted said.

Pixie; The main sleeping area is off to the east of the guest bed. There is the "office" and a walkway between the two.

Jenny!: Anytime. :)

davidasposted: I agree that a rug would soften up the place especially a shag or flokati but every time I put one down my cat immediately makes them "not so nice". I have kind of given up. Suggestions for a non-rug flooring piece?

TheCount: I live in the top floor with 4 windows located across from the sofa. There is no natural light in the photos because I took the photos at 11pm scrambling to get them in before the contest closed.

Again thanks for all the comments!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #22: Monica's Seattle Loft
4/23/08 08:21 PM

Old rotary phones of various bright colors. I started collecting them after seeing a photo on AT of a bunch of them in a store window.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | What is Your Most Indulgent Collection?
4/23/08 01:07 PM

I agree that the dark alcove colors against the white of the rest of the place is stunning. I also love the quirky nick nacks/accents, adds a bit of punk to the decor.

Apartment Therapy New York | International #10: Marcus Mel's Charming Flat
4/23/08 09:03 AM

I agree that they both can be gorgeous and it all depends on your space and taste.

I recently redid my floors as white. I have gotten comments about how it makes my place seem bigger and airier.

But I will say that the upkeep is kicking my butt. The mopping and sweeping is relentless. Especially if people come over.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Survey: Light Floors or Dark Floors?
4/17/08 12:46 PM

My sentiments are with Marie. Hot and bored and then cold and bored. I just find all the prep of cleaning out the tub then just laying there bored so not worth it. I have tried to like it many times but it just doesn't fit. Give me a hot shower any day.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | AT on... Baths
4/16/08 01:32 PM

I love the newspaper idea. Ads great "texture" to the wall.

I have a giant Rasterbated image of a classic Airsteam trailer in my home office. Its always one of the first things people comment on in my house. Great way to add artwork to your house on a budget. I glued it to foam core to make it look more finished then just paper put on the wall.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Top 10 Affordable Wall Treatments
4/15/08 02:48 PM

This is absolutely my favorite so far.

Apartment Therapy New York | East #19: Tony and Hilary's 3 in 1 Studio
4/15/08 09:15 AM

Seattle. I definitely vote Seattle.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: Next AT City Site?
4/1/08 10:42 AM

Go with the first one. You want people to notice the excellent shape of the piece, not a busy pattern. I also thinks the 2nd pattern clashed with the period of the piece. Great sofa!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: What Fabric Should I Use on My Vintage Sofa?
3/13/08 01:42 PM